Thursday, May 12, 2005

Closed Down, Never Cleaned Up

There are 34 former military bases on the EPA's Superfund list -- Washington's list of the worst toxic locations. Closed since 1988, not a single one of them is completely cleaned up.

On top of that, the EPA still hasn't finished cleanups at 100 other Defense Department locations.

The EPA says it'll take another ten years and cost nearly $12 billion when it's done cleaning up the mess.

The report comes as Washington prepares to announce the latest round of base closings Friday morning. (NY Post)

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